Student fined for spying on women via their webcams
Germany

Student fined for spying on women via their webcams

Student from Munich fined €1,000 for spying on 32 different computers, using their webcams to take photographs, or record their keyboard history.

Danish mayor complains at flag-free royal palace
Denmark

Danish mayor complains at flag-free royal palace

A Danish mayor is to complain at the lack of flagpoles at Fredensborg palace, the royal family's autumn retreat, which makes it impossible to fly the beloved Dannebrog.

Italy PM brands UNESCO Jerusalem vote ‘unacceptable’
Italy

Italy PM brands UNESCO Jerusalem vote ‘unacceptable’

A UNESCO resolution on Friday condemned Israel's actions in East Jerusalem.

Asylum requests in Sweden down by 70 percent
Sweden

Asylum requests in Sweden down by 70 percent

Sweden received 70 percent fewer requests for asylum in the period between January and September 2016 than it did during the same time last year, the country’s justice and migration minister Morgan Johansson has revealed.

London calling for Calais youths, but only a chosen few
France

London calling for Calais youths, but only a chosen few

Dozens of Calais minors are still hanging their hopes on help from the UK, but not all will be so lucky.

Danish bog mummy’s missing toe returned after 60 years
Denmark

Danish bog mummy’s missing toe returned after 60 years

"I brought the toe with me to school once to show my classmates. I said, 'I’ve got his toe at home'. No one believed me, so I brought it there to show them."

This is how much startup geeks earn in Germany
Germany

This is how much startup geeks earn in Germany

A comprehensive new survey of 143 startup founders shows how much you are likely to be earning at a German startup, from entry level all the way up to sitting on the board.

Conditions met to send Krekar to Italy: Norway court
Norway

Conditions met to send Krekar to Italy: Norway court

A Norwegian court on Friday confirmed that conditions have been met to extradite a controversial Iraqi Kurdish cleric to Italy to face terrorism-related charges.

17 different ways to talk about sex in French
France

17 different ways to talk about sex in French

Fancy a quick run with the one-legged man?

The unique story of Stockholm’s floating libraries
Sweden

The unique story of Stockholm’s floating libraries

Writer Roger Hill details his journeys on the boats that carry books over Stockholm's waterways and to its most remote places.

Yikes! This is what a rat-infested French jail looks like
France

Yikes! This is what a rat-infested French jail looks like

This video is not for sufferers of ratophobia (or musophobia as the condition is officially called).

Second Stockholm asylum centre fire in a week
Sweden

Second Stockholm asylum centre fire in a week

Police suspect arson in the blaze, as well as a similar incident which occurred last Sunday.

Armed men attack migrant boat, killing at least four
Italy

Armed men attack migrant boat, killing at least four

Armed men have attacked a boat carrying migrants off Libya, leaving at least four dead and 15 missing, German NGO Sea-Watch said on Friday.

Meet Sweden’s Minister of Higher Education and Research
Sweden

Meet Sweden’s Minister of Higher Education and Research

Did you know one woman is in charge of funding research and higher education in Sweden? We sat down with Minister Helene Hellmark Knutsson to find out what the hardest part of her job is, what she wants to change, and why she thinks everyone should study abroad.

Man dies after beating for peeing near Freiburg church
Germany

Man dies after beating for peeing near Freiburg church

A middle-aged man from southern Germany has died after being attacked by a group of men who took umbrage with the fact he was urinating in the vicinity of a church.

Norwegian ISIS fighter ‘murdered two-year-old stepson’
Norway

Norwegian ISIS fighter ‘murdered two-year-old stepson’

A Norwegian Islamist fighting in Syria murdered the two-year-old son of a fellow jihadi, after marrying the man's ex-wife, journalist Åsne Seierstad has claimed in her new book, Two Sisters.

Exorcist priest and soldier arrested for sex abuse in Italy
Italy

Exorcist priest and soldier arrested for sex abuse in Italy

A Sicilian priest and a soldier have been arrested for sexual abuse, which they carried out under the guise of spiritual 'healing', local media reported on Friday.

More misery for Ericsson as losses pile up
Sweden

More misery for Ericsson as losses pile up

The bad news just keeps coming from the Swedish telecoms giant.

Vienna Comic Con promises to be ‘bigger and more galactic’
Austria

Vienna Comic Con promises to be ‘bigger and more galactic’

Comic Con returns to the Austrian capital on November 19th-20th at the Messe Wien.

Montreux throws hat in Olympic rings
Switzerland

Montreux throws hat in Olympic rings

Montreux is to put itself forward as the host city for the 2026 winter Olympics as part of a potential bid by the cantons of Valais and Vaud.

Seven German celebrities with uncanny doppelgängers
Germany

Seven German celebrities with uncanny doppelgängers

Check out these seven look-a-likes of well known German figures - we admit that some are more tenuous than others...

National Front posts locations of migrants in French town
France

National Front posts locations of migrants in French town

"Local tax payers have a right to know," says local far-right party chief.

Israel seeks to buy three new German submarines: report
Germany

Israel seeks to buy three new German submarines: report

Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of €1.2 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday.

Spanish ‘La Mafia’ restaurants banned after Italian complaint

Spanish ‘La Mafia’ restaurants banned after Italian complaint

The name of Spanish restaurant chain 'La Mafia' is "contrary to accepted principles of morality", the EU has decided.

Here’s where people live the longest in Germany
Germany

Here’s where people live the longest in Germany

Germans down south seem to know the secret to a long life.

More Germans identify as LGBT than in rest of Europe
Germany

More Germans identify as LGBT than in rest of Europe

The percentage of the German population which identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is higher than anywhere else in Europe, according to a new study.

Teacher investigated for Facebook posts wishing death on migrants
Italy

Teacher investigated for Facebook posts wishing death on migrants

Posts on the teacher's Facebook page referred to an "invasion of refugees" and called for migrants to be "burned alive".

Geneva car share scheme could help reduce city traffic
Switzerland

Geneva car share scheme could help reduce city traffic

Catch a Car, already in Basel, launches in Geneva next month.

Facebook ‘sorry’ for removing Swedish cancer video
Sweden

Facebook ‘sorry’ for removing Swedish cancer video

The social media giant had censored a video explaining how women should check for suspicious lumps in their breasts.

Danish man ran Scandi-only paedophile ring
Denmark

Danish man ran Scandi-only paedophile ring

A 33-year-old man from Bornholm has admitted to being the driving force behind a Scandinavian-language paedophile ring, a prosecutor has claimed on the first day of the trial.

Three refugees arrested on drugs charges
Austria

Three refugees arrested on drugs charges

A gang of three Afghani drug dealers has been busted in Vienna.

Brit ‘paedo’ held on Costa del Sol after Most Wanted appeal
Spain

Brit ‘paedo’ held on Costa del Sol after Most Wanted appeal

One of Britain's most wanted fugitives was arrested on the Costa Del Sol following a tip-off from an expat just hours after his face appeared on a public appeal.

Watch this amazing footage of Sweden’s landscapes
Sweden

Watch this amazing footage of Sweden’s landscapes

The spectacular drone footage captures both Sweden's south and the opposite extreme, thousands of kilometres north.

Italy hit by day of general strike on Friday
Italy

Italy hit by day of general strike on Friday

What you need to know about Friday's general strike.

‘Reichsbürger’ pair attack police in Saxony-Anhalt
Germany

‘Reichsbürger’ pair attack police in Saxony-Anhalt

A "Reichsbürger" and his wife attacked police officers on Thursday, just a day after another Reichsbürger fatally shot an officer in Bavaria.

Hungarian woman crushed by snowcat piste machine
Austria

Hungarian woman crushed by snowcat piste machine

A young Hungarian woman has died after being crushed by a snowcat piste machine on the Dobratsch mountain in Carinthia.

Paris thieves use tear gas to steal €500,000 of watches
France

Paris thieves use tear gas to steal €500,000 of watches

The thieves pretended to be couriers then threatened staff with tear gas to get the watches.

Spain’s parliament approves deficit reduction measures
Spain

Spain’s parliament approves deficit reduction measures

Spanish lawmakers approved on Thursday measures to reduce the public deficit and keep it under the target agreed with the European Union.

Bataclan survivor recounts attack in chilling drawings
France

Bataclan survivor recounts attack in chilling drawings

One survivor has recounted the horrific night through illustrations.

Expats or immigrants in Italy: What’s the difference?
Italy

Expats or immigrants in Italy: What’s the difference?

If you're a foreigner living in Italy, does that make you an expat? Or an immigrant?

‘Cubism and War’ show opens at Barcelona Picasso Museum
Spain

‘Cubism and War’ show opens at Barcelona Picasso Museum

Barcelona's Picasso Museum unveiled an exhibition on "Cubism and War" on Thursday depicting how one of the most influential artistic styles of the 20th century survived the First World War.

Swiss women will ‘work for free’ for the rest of year
Switzerland

Swiss women will ‘work for free’ for the rest of year

Switzerland's gender pay gap means from today, Friday October 21st, women in the country will effectively be working for free for the rest of 2016.

Hunting gastronomic gold in Italy’s truffle country
Italy

Hunting gastronomic gold in Italy’s truffle country

"It is not a job. It's a passion, a real sickness!"

Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair
Germany

Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair

From consulting a book doctor to immersing yourself in an author's world with the help of virtual reality, here are five things not to miss at this week's Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest publishing event.

Italian coastguard: 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya on Thursday
Italy

Italian coastguard: 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya on Thursday

Despite worsening weather, attempts at the perilous crossing continue. A total of 2,400 migrants have been rescued since Sunday alone.

Sweden could be allowed to keep border controls: EU
Sweden

Sweden could be allowed to keep border controls: EU

Sweden could be allowed to keep ID controls on its border with Denmark beyond the current end date of November, following discussions among EU leaders in Brussels last night.

Anger among French police grows as Hollande vows talks
France

Anger among French police grows as Hollande vows talks

A fourth night of protests shows government efforts to ease anger among French police have been fruitless.

Parents who don’t get nursery spot for kid entitled to pay
Germany

Parents who don’t get nursery spot for kid entitled to pay

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) ruled on Thursday that parents whose children don't receive placements in nursery care are entitled to compensation.

Why women in Sweden will work for free by November
Sweden

Why women in Sweden will work for free by November

A new study into the gender pay gap suggests Sweden still has some work to do.

UK border must move back, says ‘next French president’
France

UK border must move back, says ‘next French president’

If favourite Alain Juppé is elected, Britain and France are in for some difficult negotiations.

Swiss luxury watches stolen in Paris raid
Switzerland

Swiss luxury watches stolen in Paris raid

The 10 Girard-Perregaux watches are worth half a million euros in total.

Look familiar? Meet your jawbone’s ancestor
Sweden

Look familiar? Meet your jawbone’s ancestor

There's something fishy about the human jawbone – it has its origins in the placodermi, a jowly species of fish that lived 400 million years ago, Swedish and Chinese researchers say.

Isis claims unremarked arson attack in Malmö
Sweden

Isis claims unremarked arson attack in Malmö

An arson attack in Malmö that caused only minor damage and was barely reported in the media has been claimed by terror group Isis.

How to make autumnal Swedish apple cake
Sweden

How to make autumnal Swedish apple cake

This tasty cake is an autumn staple in Swedish cafés. Why not make it yourself!